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University of Manchester

Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Experience

UCAS Code: H406

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

We require three A levels with overall grades of AAA in Mathematics and Physics and one other subject. We accept all subjects as the third A level, apart from General Studies. We can consider applications from students who are taking Mathematics A level but not Physics, provided they are studying the mechanical modules M1 and M2 in their Mathematics A level. Please note that if students are taking the newly reformed Physics A level, we will require them to pass the practical assessment included in the A level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual basis.  QAA's normal requirements for diploma applicants are 60 (10-hour) credits with 45 at level 3 and the remainder at level 2.  Mathematics A-level at grade A will also be required.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

We accept the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Core qualification as an equivalent to a third A Level in addition to Mathematics and Physics A Levels, requiring grades AAA

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,D3

Including Maths and Physics

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. We may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five A-C Grades, including English Language, Maths and Physics or Dual Science (We require Grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points overall with 6 in Maths at higher level, 6 in Physics at higher level and 5 in English at standard level

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2

Grades H1H1H1H2H2 at Higher/Honours level in the Irish Leaving Certificate, with grades H1H1H2 in Mathematics, Physics and Applied Mathematics in any order. Or if your examinations were marked under the old grading system we will require grades AAAABB at Higher/Honours level with grades AAA in Mathematics, Physics and Applied Mathematics.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

DD plus A Level Maths at grade A

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

D plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

DDD plus A Level Maths at grade A

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

DD plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

Plus A Level Maths at grade A

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

Plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

Plus A Level Maths at grade A

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

D,D

Plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Grades AAA in Advanced Highers, including Maths and Physics. The University will accept two Highers in place of the 3rd Advanced Higher. English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

UCAS Tariff

144-168

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Aerospace engineering

The MEng Aerospace Engineering provides you with a broad, well-balanced preparation for professional careers in the aerospace industry (design, development, testing and operation of vehicles and systems), as well as in other areas, such as research, management, technical development and finance.We aim to instil not just a theoretical knowledge of engineering science, but also a solid base of practical skills, an understanding of design, comprehension of the commercial world and competence in transferable skills (problem solving, team working, creativity and IT).The degree also provides an excellent route for individuals wishing to proceed to postgraduate education as quickly as possible.**Aims**This course aims to give you a comprehensive knowledge of engineering science and a strong base of practical skills. The course will develop your competence in transferable skills, particularly team working, creativity and adaptability, as well as enabling you to specialise in advanced Aerospace engineering topics.Our MEng course gives you hands-on industrial and commercial experience to boost your career prospects and therefore our graduates are well prepared to take up leadership positions in a successful career in industry.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below.
Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

62%
low
Aerospace engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
68%
Staff are good at explaining things
53%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
55%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
58%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Engineering professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Road transport drivers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good and graduates commonly go into the aerospace (yes, this does include manufacture of equipment for satellites and space operations) and defence industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Aerospace engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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